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summary (adj.)

early 15c., "brief, abbreviated; containing the sum or substance only," from Medieval Latin summarius "of or pertaining to the sum or substance," from Latin summa "whole, totality, gist" (see sum (n.)). Compare Latin phrase ad summam "on the whole, generally, in short." Sense of "done promptly, performed without hesitation or formality" is from 1713.

summary (n.)

"a summary statement or account," c. 1500, from Latin summarium "an epitome, abstract, summary," from summa "totality, gist" (see sum (n.)).

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Definitions of summary
1
summary (adj.)
performed speedily and without formality;
summary justice
a summary execution
Synonyms: drumhead
summary (adj.)
briefly giving the gist of something;
a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject
2
summary (n.)
a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form;
he gave a summary of the conclusions
Synonyms: sum-up
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